Saturday, April 3, 2021, will mark the 11th running of the MARTINSVILLE HALF MARATHON & 5K. The Martinsville race courses present tough but fair challenges to joggers, walkers and competitive runners alike. Both races start and finish at the Martinsville-Henry County YMCA in uptown Martinsville.
Half marathon runners wind through scenic uptown Martinsville before entering the Uptown Connector Trail on their way to the community’s iconic Dick & Willie Passage rail trail. They will then run the entirety of the Dick & Willie before retracing their steps through uptown on their return to the finish line at the YMCA. The half marathon course is certified by USA Track & Field, the national governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
5K participants run and walk the streets of Uptown Martinsville. With only a few gentle hills, the course presents a fast track for competitive runners and a scenic tour of the area for all.